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Food PolicyIntegrating health, environment and society$
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Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.001.0001

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Inequality, poverty and social justice

Inequality, poverty and social justice

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(p.253) Chapter 8 Inequality, poverty and social justice
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Food Policy
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Tim Lang

David Barling

Martin Caraher

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.003.0008

This chapter resumes a discussion about food poverty and hunger, topics which have generated policy action throughout the 20th century. It focuses on how food policy, informed by an ecological public health perspective, might interpret the problem. For the present purposes, famine is used to refer to extreme events and food poverty to persistent underconsumption. There is hunger and injustice in both. Both reflect challenges and failings of contemporary food systems.

Keywords:   food poverty, hunger, food policy, famine, persistent underconsumption

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